Astrophysics OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Course on Stellar Astrophysics

Published Apr 24, 2009

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Learn about planetary structures in 'Astrophysics I,' a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) free OpenCourseWare. The original MIT class was an elective option in the physics bachelor's degree program.

Astrophysics I: Course Specifics

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Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

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Astrophysics I: Course Description

Astrophysics topics, including evolution, dark matter and galactic dynamics, are discussed in 'Astrophysics I,' a free OpenCourseWare offered by MIT. Professor Deepto Chakrabarty taught the original course which centers on the astrophysics of stars. A variety of topics, such as historical astronomy, scales (time and size), stellar structures and astronomical instrumentation, are covered in the course materials. Collapsed and degenerate stars and galactic stellar populations are other topics discussed. The original MIT course was an option in the Bachelor of Science in Physics program.

This free OpenCourseWare includes sample course assignments, readings and downloadable study materials. To view these course study materials, visit the physics course page.

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